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C.S. Lewis’s The Four Loves

The variety of human loves define who we are as sons and daughters, fathers and mothers, members of communities and seekers of God. Which is more powerful—involuntary and unchosen parental/familial love or the love of a chosen life partner? Can a human being actually love a stranger? Can a human being deeply love the Divine? Is Friendship an actual form of love? What role does human sexuality play in the definition of a healthy and passionate love? It is these questions, amongst others, that C.S. Lewis tackles in his seminal work The Four Loves (1960). Join us as we read Lewis’s deeply philosophical and theologically rich prose—thinking as Jews and as wisdom-seeking human beings—and as we join him in his analysis of what it means to love our family, our friends, our God, and ourselves.